Former EliteXC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons was the guest on the most recent edition of PWB’s Official Podcast Hotline with Lex and Ian, located at here
In a candid interview, Noons discussed the demise of EliteXC and his time with the company, including the Nick Diaz controversy.
On the Diaz brothers showing up in the cage after his fight against Yves Edwards:
“I mean I can understand how they want to build up for a next fight…it kind of took away from the fight and all the training I did to fight a top contender like Yves…it kind of shows you the type of company that EliteXC is. I mean, that’s why they’re under.”
On his negotiations with EliteXC for a rematch against Nick Diaz:
“The number one reason why it didn’t happen was because they wanted to pay me three times less money than the guy I beat the crap out of…I had defended my title successfully, and they wanted me to fight him, which I was perfectly fine with. It was built up, all the drama, behind-the-scenes…they wanted to pay me three times less money and I told them to go screw themselves.”
“I wrote them a letter telling them I would give them the belt back, and in the return they don’t say anything about that and they strip me of the belt, acting like they are taking away from me…If you’re gonna treat your champ like that, I don’t want to be your champ…”
On a future fight with Nick Diaz:
“I think it would be a great fight…as long as it makes sense. If any promotion wants to do it let’s make it happen. Call me up.”
For the full interview, including more of Noons’ thoughts on his upcoming boxing match and his future in MMA, check out pwbpodcastlive.com, or search “pwb podcast” on ITunes and subscribe today.